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Frog Princess brings 2D back to Disney

Rumors have been spreading the past few months that Disney is starting up a new 2D division again with the help of John Musker, Ron Clements and Eric Goldberg. The Frog Princess Image is by Scott Gustafson and has nothing to do with the Frog Princess Production Variety reports that the new project, “Frog Princess,” will be overseen by John Musker and Ron Clements, who left the studio shortly after “Treasure Planet” bombed at the end of 2002, grossing just…

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John Lasseter stays on track…

Below are quotes from an article in the LA Times by John Horn called “The Inside Track.” This article is really a good read. [Lasseter took out his laser pointer and circled McQueen’s eyes, which, like all of the film’s anthropomorphic characters, are built into the windshield. Sweetland thought McQueen was trying to figure out what to do next, and therefore needed to close his eyes and collect his thoughts, the way the scene was animated. ‘Isn’t it about McQueen’s…

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2D is Making a Comeback!

AWN has this to say about Comicon and a Panel announcing 2D making a comeback at Disney… Comic-Con Sees Stars, 2D Officially Back at Disney July 23, 2006 In an animation panel, Kevin Koch, head of the Animation Guild, said that a new 2D film, titled, THE FROG PRINCESS, is in development at Disney. Moreover, Eric Goldberg, who has returned to Disney to work on animated shorts, said that LITTLE MERMAID directors Ron Clements and John Musker will be helming…

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Disney Character Designer Chen Yi Change Interview

Disney Character Designer Chen Yi Change Interview A few years ago, California State Polytechnic University Pomona held an INTERVIEW with Disney character design supervisor, Chen Yi Chang. The interview, which can be streamed over the net HERE, covers a number of different topics from Chang’s background, a rough breakdown of the production pipeline of a feature film, as well as character design and technique. This lecture is geared towards beginners. So if you know the basics and don’t feel like…

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Ed Catmull: Pixar ‘s Superhero, Shakes Up Disney

Angie here…I saw Ed Catmull speak at NATE (National Animation Technology Expo) in 1995 and he was all excited about this new thing called Nurbs. Crazy huh? I knew back then what he was talking about was going to be huge, but had no idea what a profound influence this man had and was going to have on animation. Read this article in the LA Times about Ed Catmull! Ed believes that you should always hire people who are smarter…